Short courses


Presentation Skills in English for Non-Native English Speakers

  • 9-10 hours
  • 2 days


This intensive, interactive two-day workshop will help non-native speakers of English:

  • deliver a more effective, professional presentation
  • make a greater impact, build rapport and better influence an English speaking audience

This course is run by UCL's Division of Psychology and Language Sciences (PaLS).

Course content

This workshop will help you improve and develop your presentation skills, strengthen your key messages, and deliver these in a more effective and influential way.

Working step-by-step through a presentation (see 'pre-course preparation') you'll deliver your enhanced presentation on day two.

You'll receive tips, techniques, individual coaching and constructive feedback throughout the course.

Learning outcomes

This course will help you to:

  • better influence English-speaking audiences
  • deliver your messages with more clarity
  • use more effective language
  • improve your English pronunciation
  • make a greater impact in English


You'll receive a certificate of attendance when you complete the course.

Pre-course preparation

For practice purposes, you'll be expected to bring along:

  • a five-minute introductory presentation
  • a ten-minute work-related presentation or a subject that you have to/will have to speak on, which you've designed. You'll work on this presentation during the course

Please make sure your work-related presentation doesn't exceed ten minutes.

Course team

Josette Lesser

Josette Lesser

Josette has been a media, presentation, and leadership communication skills coach and lecturer for over 16 years. In 2007 she formed her own training company, The Communication Experts. She works both nationally and internationally, with clients from both the public and private sectors. She's also a successful print and broadcast journalist, and an accredited PR practitioner.

Course information last modified: 30 Nov 2022, 16:00